The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 26, 1894 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 26, 1894
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1865, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBUE 20, 1804. VOL, Don't Pass By on the Other Side from the ipera House ou won't See Their Nice holiday Goods if you Do. HALE AND HEARTY AT 95, Something Abont a Poi-iiicr Kossnth Oottnty Citiaeft ^ho is Neat-ing the Century Line. Att Item from the Late Cyclone—That Belitioftd Extension—Numerous Notthwest Notes. L. Galbraith & Co. Final Christmas Week. HA We have the nicest line of Table Linen and Napkins to be found. Neck Scarfs from 2Sc to $1. The largest line of Handkerchiefs ever shown in $1 each. the city, from 1 cent to Now is your time to get A Present.. Mr. N. B, Bacon, the old gentleman who lived at Wesley a few years ttgo and who was a well-known figure iti Algona, wow lives in Des Molnes, and last week paid the Register office a visit, The following Interesting sketch Is given by that paper: The Register acknowledges the honor of a cull from Mr. N. B. Bacon, of 1109 West Nineteenth street, yesterday, It being the 95th anniversary of that gentleman's birthday. Mr. Bacon resides with the family of his sou, Mr. E. F. Bacon, who Is a banker at Renwick and Is president of the bank at Wesloy, from which place they removed to Des Molnea about two yours ago. Mr. Bacon, Sr,, has resided with his son nearly twenty years. He is yet vigorous, and despite the slight infirmity of hardly noticeable deafness, is In apparent .excellent health, ready for a great many more years. Yesterday he walked Into the Register office without difficulty and bore his years with ^he lightness and energy of men much younger. Mr. Bacon was born In Onelda county, New York. He was born on a farm and lived as a farmer until he engaged In the milling business in Stuben county, having, however, become familiar with the printing processes used in the earlier days. His father was a soldier in the revolutionary war for seven years, and was too old to enter the service of the government for the war of 1812, just as his son was too old to enlist at the breaking out of the rebellion. Mr. Bacon has living five sons and one daughter of a family of nine. He is finely educated, and when 80 years of age began to write some poems to celebrate his anniversaries. He has written a poem at each birthday since that time. The following la the last one written by him a year ago when he was 94 years of age: My clumsy fingers grasp the pen to write whate'er my Willing Muse may now Indite; To tell the measure of my days In rhyme, And count the many years of by-gone time. My merry, youthful years are years of yore, My years of pilgrim life are ninety-four; In view of Isaac Watts 1 poetic plan, I've lived beyond the common age of man. So swift my many fleeting years have run, The mission of my life Is nearly done, And In the good All Father's hand I lay, Reconciled, passive as the potter's clay. God bless my kind friends and relatives so dear; They seek my mortal waning life to cheer, And my returning wants supply each day, Their great kindness 1 never can repay. ie evening of my life Is calm and clear, Firm trust in God oasts out every fear. God's will dictates the charities of man And secret wisdom carries out His plan. O Wisdom, from above and nil divine, Thy works of love the morning sun outshine I My soul and all within me shout His praise, Whose tender, loving mercies crown our days. Now is the Time .To look for Christmas Goods |nd the place to look is at A. D. McGregor's furriiture store. He has a fine assort- it of Ladies' and Gents' Rockers, Din- ia ng Chairs, Tables, Writing Desks, Carpet lyeepers, etc. Call and look our stock r ,and get prices before buying your IJmstmas present, A. D. McGregor. A Cyclone Reminder, The Wesley Reporter gives the following curious item of cyclone news: Last Saturday Joseph Elwell, while driving a calf from Mr. Eden's place towards his home, traveled across the path of the cyclone that swept the homo of the late Wm. Schweppe out of existence,and chanced to see something like a piece of paper showing two XX's lying about 80 rods east of where the house stood, and on investigation found it to be a $20 bill in a very tattered and begrimed condition. Its number is A932129. This bill with about $20 in small change was in a pocketbook in the bureau when the cyclone struck the house, The pocketbook was found the next day, open without a cent in it, A silver dollar was found imbedded in a board and when taken out left a clean impression. Other small change was found but still there are a few dollars missing. Mr, Elwell, who was their nearest neighbor and at whose home Mr. Schweppe and his two children were prepared for burinl after the storm, brought the $20 to Mrs. Schweppe last Tuesday who was pleased to receive it, It got into good hands tibt only the papers of Britt and Algo- im s but of many other towns northwest of here, Insist oh calling the fdad ffdhi Hampton to Belmond the "D< & D.," of a branch of the Chicago Great West' erfl. That company ttevet* owned Of controlled it for a tnitlute; it is a part of the Iowa Central system. Iowa's Fast Morses. The world's champion fast stepper, Alix, is ah toWft product. During this season the following Hawkeye animals made ft record of 2ilO or better, all ex* cept two—Alix and Ethel A, bein pacers: Alex by Patronage, 2:OSi . Strathberry by Onward, 2:06i: Manager by Nutwood, 2:06f: Boy Wilkes by Adrian Wilkes, 2:OGJ; Seal by Notary, 2:071; Blue Syn by Ensign, 2:08i; LaBelle by Lockhart, 2:081; Pidol by Idol 44, 2:10; Ethel A., by Adrian Wilkes, 2:10, Besides these there are a dozen or more equally fast that have won fame in years pust, including: Allerton, Storm, Muud M M So Long and others. The War ht Hurt. .The Eensvlclt Times says that the times it predicted last week at Burt have been averted: Robt. Goldstein came down from Burt last Monday for a business visit with his sons, who are enjoying a good holiday trade. He is an excellent business man and we wonder at the town council of Burt ever thinking of taxing such a man for doing business in their place. Wo are glad to learn they have concluded to not try and collect a license from him, it was neither good law nor good business policy. 'Why Gcrnmiilu Did Not Show Up. Germania Standard: The editors of the county met at. Algona on Monday of this week for the purpose of organizing an editorial association. The Republican of lust week stated that it depended on our good looks whether we should organize. We are somewhat glad that we did not attend as the people about Germania call us the "pie- face " editor, and w« believe if this is true our organizing would have boon a complete failure, Some Spirit Luke Jokea. The Beacon has : gotten off two good jokes lately. When JudgeQuarton was there it reported him as saying from the bench " I object," when some testimony was offered, and when Judge Can- was up there lately trying a case it had him Saying "objection sustained," when one was offered by his colleague in the case. A HlK Stump Sale. H. C. Kendall of Emmetaburg, has made a big sale of stamps in Chicago. He had 9,000 old ones and got $1,400 for them, some bringing $25 each. The Democrat says: -Ho has 6,000 left. These are from every country In the world and no two stamps are alike. Mr. Kendall.has been collecting since 1863. Too Particular, The inmates of the Hardin county jail sent for a plug of tobacco, and one of them on taking a chew found a mouse embalmed in the plug. The Eldora Herald does' not see how a man who chews tobacco need be so particular about a little thing like a little dead mouse. Erametsburg Wants to Contest. The Democrat says that while the schools at the Burg are modest they are willing to meet Algona and neighboring towns in a literdry combat. Let the battle begin. Took a Tumble. The Elmore Eye says that L, L, Potters, of Kossuth county, fell from the roof of a school house last Monday and severely sprained his wrist. Christmas Is You will want some nice fancy candy lor the holidays* We have a fine new line of the j ustly famous Kranz Candies, 1 "«S < 'J. w Also a nice line of fruits and nuts.. CalU and see us. . : V ' ' Langdon & Hudson. • /'&/!; -If you are needing, one let us show you.lp *w SOME OF OUR NEW FRENCH COVERT CLOTHS—54 inches wide, variety of colorings and combinations resembling men's suitings. The latest thing for tailor-made suits, for $1.10; sold everywhere for $1.25. OR A A f r t . •* . 1 go-in. BLACK STORM SERGE, all wool, fine texture; fast;, and unfading color, for OR SOME WJ3 make a specialty Cloud & Haggard, of collections. IS when honest Joe, Elwell found it. fit Shoes and Slippers Christmas The Greatest Variety, Best Goads, , , - , And Lowest Prises, at Brownell's &od fioots in ia e 3 * Rubbers and OvershQes, Ladies' and , (|IQY<?§ and Mitten.«. QMP §.t<?sk pf, is tlw largest apd mast complete to be tf the state* Pur owes «TO> for them* t goad goods at the rigbt jmee trade at A Curious Damage Case. Suit for |5,000 damages has been commenced against the city of Webster City, It grows out of the burning to death of Harness-maker Foval about six months ago in the city jail, Poval was one of the leading business men of the town, He was a man who bad almost mastered the drink habit, but white disposing of a small stock of gpods at Dunooinbe he got drunk, and upon returning home he continued the debauch until he was arrested and looked in the city mil, He was not searched before being incarcerated and he. had & pocketful of matches with which he eet ftre to the bedding, &nd before the flames could be extinguished he was burned to ashes, The filing of the notice pf suit has caused cpnsiderar ble comment, and it seems to be the opinion of the attowsej'8 anfl others, who bftye given the matter a. thought that bis widow »n4 beire can recover from the city, The wit i» brought by ft brother, Geo, W- Fev&l, postmaster at Jewel Junction,, MARVELOUS RESULTS. From a letter written by Rev, J, Gundor- man, Dimondulo, Mich., we are permitted to make this extract; "I have no hesitation in recommending Dr, King's New Discovery, as the results were almost • marvelous in the case of my wife. While I wus pastor of the Baptist church at River Junction she was brought down with pneumonia succeeding La Grippe, Terrible paroxysms of coughing would last hours with little interruption and it seemed us if she could not survive them, A friend recommended Dr. King's New Discovery; it was quick in its work and highly satisfactory iu its results." Trial bottles free at Dr, Shoetz' drug store. Regular size 60c, and $1,00, 1 FOUR B«i SUCCESSES, Having the needed merit to more than wake good all the advertising claimed for them, the following four remedies have reached a phenomenal sale: Pr, King's New Discovery, for consumption, coughs, and colds, each bottle guaranteed; Electric Bitters, the great remedy for liver, stomach, and kidneys i Buoilen's Arnica Salye, the best iu the world, and Dr. King's New Life Pill?, which ftre a perfect pill. AU these remedies ore guaranteed to do just what la claimed for them, and the denier whose name is attached herewith will be HIGH-GRADE IMPORTED HENRIETTAS, all wool, soft' and lustrous, for 6oc, 750, and $i. Black and colors. You could duplicate the price, out not the textnre. OR FOR CHEAPER DRESSES, A new HOPSACKING, CHEVIOT, CASHMERE, and FANCY SUITINGS in a variety of styles and prices. We'll be glad to show you any or all. Our determination to give the greatest excellence* for the least money is well known The Grange Store. Hustle / to. s Drug Store, o Ask for Snowatilla. Only 25c.- Great Bargains The, Uanaptea Recorder wwrwte & jnieappre. beplQq as to the Qwnerebip p| " railroad that i.8 comief te Algoto ' ' ' Tbe lys th WJWT^M ys^f» pSQiwypii, (5 glad to tell you more of them. Li. A, SUeetz' drug stove. gold at Pr, ARNICA 8AIYD. he beat salve in Me wpri4 for bruises, outs, sores, ulcers, aalt rbeum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, PhU.blaing, oww and At the New Store- For the Next Thirty ~ f ' I have the finest line of crockery that has ever been in gona. I think I can suit the roost fastidious, It will every person in Kossuth county to call, Now is the time td' 1 buy your holiday goods, x I carry a large line of grocers, a| prices to suit the hard times, I have a car of flne New Yorfe apples, Now is the time to put in your winter s^ck bejgje/*lj prices go up, Thanking you for past favors, I arn» ' ' Respectfully, Bbeet?. THE national cycle exhibition will be heJ4 in Chicago January 7 tp J3 The aroories pj Battery D an regiment {, J*, G, «IU to u.6§<l ficpajiQfl, it wUl not Mty be ftB,?*WW* tton Of bipyole.S a,u4 bicycles. INSURANCE.

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